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April 5, 2017
Press Release

Congressman David E. Price (NC-04) today announced the opening of the 2017 Fourth District Congressional Arts Competition, part of a national competition for high school age art students. The winning student artist will have his or her work of art displayed in the U.S. Capitol, while the runners-up will have their works displayed in Congressman Price’s Washington, DC and Fourth District offices.  All participating students and their art teachers will be recognized by Congressman Price at a reception on May 9. 

Students are encouraged to submit two-dimensional, original works in the following media:

·         Paintings: oil, acrylics, watercolor, etc.

·         Drawings: colored pencil, pencil, ink, marker, pastels, charcoal (It is recommended that charcoal and pastel drawings be fixed.)

·         Collages: must be two dimensional

·         Prints: lithographs, silkscreen, block prints

·         Mixed Media: use of more than two mediums such as pencil, ink, watercolor, etc.

·         Computer-generated art

·         Photographs

Submissions must also be no larger than 26 inches wide by 26 inches tall by 4 inches thick and weigh less than 15 pounds. Students must also fill out a release form and review the official rules. A submission checklist is provided to guide students through the process.

Deadlines are as follows:

Orange County May 1st – 4th  (to Orange County Arts Commission

Wake County May 5th – (United Arts of Raleigh & Wake County)

Durham County May 5th – (Durham Arts Council) 

Students or teachers with questions about the 2017 Arts Competition should contact Nadia Alston in Congressman Price’s office at or 919.859.5999.